Author Archives: Contributor

Pasadena Armenian Center Plays Key Role to A New Generation Of Homenetmen Scouts and Athletes

Seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year, the new Pasadena Armenian Center is busy welcoming Homenetmen scouts and leaders. The young Armenian Americans are people just like Pasadena resident Anni Sahagian, who is a Homenetmen scout leader for young girls who have recently joined the largest Armenian American scouting and athletic organization in the world. The Pasadena “Azadamard” Homenetmen chapter, which was founded in 1977, proudly has over 550 members, with nearly 100 scouts and over 400 athletes

The Future of the Past: Toward the Preservation of Armenian Manuscripts

On January 19, 2011, the University of California, Los Angeles hosted a lecture by UC Davis Art History Professor Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, entitled “Heritage in Conflict: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript.” Watenpaugh’s lecture focused on the conflict surrounding the seven detached leaves of Canon Tables belonging to the Zeytʿun Gospels, which recently resurfaced after their mysterious disappearance half a century ago. In 1994, these missing pages were loaned by an anonymous collector to the Morgan Library in New York for a public exhibition. The same year, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles claimed to have legally acquired the Canon Tables – presumably from the same unnamed collector – for an unclosed sum of money. Last year, the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America filed a lawsuit against the J. Paul Getty Museum challenging its ownership of the Canon Tables and demanding their return. The Canon Tables were separated from the original Zeyt’un Gospels, currently housed in the Maštoc’ Matenadaran (Ms. 10450) in Yerevan Armenia, during the Armenian Genocide.

Armenian History Timeline Quiz Bowl

Eighth grade students at the Armenian day schools in California are now preparing to take part in the Twelfth Annual Armenian History Timeline Quiz Bowl. This lively event will be held on Sunday, April 10, in Deukmejian Hall at the Ararat Home of Los Angeles in Mission Hills.